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New rules would curb big bank bonuses

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Apr 21, 2016
Federal agencies are working on rules to reduce risk-taking on Wall Street.
The new rules would regulate incentive-based pay.
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Bonuses aren't just for bankers anymore

by Mark Garrison Nov 9, 2015
Looking to cut costs, companies are turning to incentive pay over raises.

Wall Street bonuses expected to dip

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 9, 2015
It's the first time since 2011 that payouts are expected to fall across the industry.
Final Note

Pimco co-founder got a $290 million bonus last year

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 14, 2014
His life is so different from ours.

Wall Street bonuses as economic indicator

by Stan Alcorn Nov 10, 2014
It’s that time of year again: Wall Street bonus season.

New rules will require brokers to disclose signing bonuses

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 24, 2013
Some stockbrokers consider the new rules an invasion of their privacy.

Why Wall Street pay won't be curbed, ever

by Mark Garrison Feb 28, 2013
The European Union sparked a bankers’ revolt when it moved to curb their bonuses. Despite Americans’ dismay with Wall Street, caps won’t happen here.

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Bonus, baby! Wall Street sweetens year-end checks

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 26, 2013
Wall Street paid out an estimated $20 billion in bonuses last year, as trading profits surge. Still banks are warning of more layoffs.
Activists, including the unemployed and those living in foreclosed homes, demonstrated outside of the New York Stock exchange against Wall Street bonuses on December 15, 2010 in New York City.
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Easy Street

When Wall Street suffers, bonuses are always the last to go

by Heidi Moore Feb 29, 2012
The New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, said that profits in the New York securities industry were down by half in 2011 -- but bonuses only dropped by 14 percent.

Wall Street braces for smaller bonuses

by Heidi Moore Dec 13, 2011
Bankers and traders could receive as much as 30 percent less in year-end bonuses. Some just hope they keep their jobs amid mounting layoffs